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Noun: blocking  bló-king
  1. The act of obstructing or deflecting someone's movements
    - block
Verb: block  blók
  1. Render unsuitable for passage
    "block the way"; "block off the streets"; "block up the streets";
    - barricade, blockade, stop, block off, block up, bar
     
  2. Hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of
    "His brother blocked him at every turn";
    - obstruct, blockade, hinder, stymie, stymy, embarrass
     
  3. Prevent from happening or developing
    "Block his election";
    - stop, halt, kibosh
     
  4. Interfere with or prevent the reception of signals
    "block the signals emitted by this station";
    - jam
     
  5. Run on a block system
    "block trains"
     
  6. Interrupt the normal function of by means of anaesthesia
    "block a nerve"; "block a muscle"
     
  7. Shut out from view or get in the way so as to hide from sight
    "The thick curtain blocked the action on the stage";
    - obstruct
     
  8. Stamp or emboss a title or design on a book with a block
    "block the book cover"
     
  9. Obstruct
    "Her arteries are blocked";
    - stuff, lug, choke up
     
  10. Block passage through
    "block the path";
    - obstruct, obturate, impede, occlude, jam, close up
     
  11. Support, secure, or raise with a block
    "block a plate for printing"; "block the wheels of a car"
     
  12. Impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball)
    "block an attack";
    - parry, deflect
     
  13. Be unable to remember
    "You are blocking the name of your first wife!";
    - forget, blank out, draw a blank, disremember
     
  14. Shape by using a block
    "Block a hat"; "block a garment"
     
  15. Shape into a block or blocks
    "block the graphs so one can see the results clearly"
     
  16. Prohibit the conversion or use of (assets)
    "Blocked funds";
    - freeze, immobilize, immobilise [Brit]

Derived forms: blockings

Type of: anaesthetise [Brit], anaesthetize [Brit, Cdn], anesthetise [Brit], anesthetize [N. Amer], back up, boss, break up, choke, choke off, clog, clog up, conceal, congest, cut off, disrupt, emboss, fence, forbid, foreclose, forestall, form, foul, hide, hinder, hold, hold up, impede, interrupt, keep back, obstruction, operate, preclude, prevent, put out, put under, run, shape, stamp, support, sustain, withhold

Antonym: unblock

Encyclopedia: Blocking

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